I am sitting here reading my blogroll with the sun warming my back, the fire crackling beside me and rows of simple knitting being worked and I feel contentment wash over me. Needle in. This is my life now. Round goes the wool. I set my own pace. Slip the stitch off. I take breaks when I want them (Ginger permitting - she currently naps). A row forms. I make the measure of my day.
Trips away - seeing how others live - sometimes breeds discontentment (sometimes it enhances contentment too but that is a story for another day!). Ingratitude has been my week. Normally I am grateful for the possibilities my life has given me, but sometimes that little green monster rises - I wish? I want?
Two days at home centering and I feel at peace again. Gratitude for what I do have - faith, family and shelter. 'Things' slowly lose their appeal. This is my life and I am determined to be present and satisfied.
*Please excuse my absence for the last few weeks they have been hectic with cross country travel. Over 8500 km travelled in the space of 5 days with a 14 month old.
**I just had to share this animation from playschool. It has been shown a couple of times this week and has had me in hysterics - I love the purple frog falling off the lillypad. Ginger sings the "da de das" along which is too cute. It is an oldie but a goodie - made in the mid 1990s. You may need to follow the link as I can't get the picture any bigger.